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Latham Makes Another Key Litigation Hire in Leslie Caldwell

By Rebecca Cohen |

Leslie Caldwell has become the latest former head of the U.S. Department of Justice's criminal division to join Latham & Watkins. The firm announced Wednesday that Caldwell will join its white-collar defense and investigations practice in September. The former partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius will work out of San Francisco.

Uber self-driving car

MoFo Withheld Stolen Waymo Files, Quinn Claims

By Ben Hancock |

Attorneys for Google's driverless car division say Morrison & Foerster lawyers had access to a portion of the stolen files at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit against Uber.

Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Cisco Systems, Inc.

How Cisco's IP Strategy to Stop Arista Went Bust

By Scott Graham |

Arista fended off copyright claims at trial in December and this week lawyers at Latham & Watkins helped the company avoid an ITC exclusion order. This can't be what Cisco GC Mark Chandler expected when he announced war two-and-a-half years ago.

Assemblymember Ed Chau, D-Monterey Park.

Calif. Pushes Internet Privacy Rules That Trump Repealed

By Cheryl Miller |

California on Monday joined more than a dozen other states that have introduced internet privacy legislation after Republicans in Washington and the Trump administration repealed Obama-era rules limiting what AT&T, Comcast and other broadband providers can disclose about their customers' online habits.

Andrea Jeffries

Jones Day Welcomes Wilmer IP, Tech Partner in LA

By Rebecca Cohen |

Andrea Jeffries, a high-profile intellectual property and technology litigation partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Los Angeles, is headed to Jones Day. Jeffries, who spent more than six years at Wilmer, is the latest lateral recruit by Jones Day this year.

Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Cabraser to Head Fiat Chrysler 'Clean Diesel' MDL

By Ross Todd |

Elizabeth Cabraser will reprise her role leading an emissions-related MDL—to the chagrin of at least one of her co-counsel.

Anthem Agrees to Record $115M Data Breach Settlement

By Ross Todd |

Plaintiffs attorneys are expected to net nearly 33 percent in fees, or almost $38 million.

Microsoft's data center in Dublin, Ireland.

Government Asks SCOTUS to Overturn Microsoft Decision on Overseas Data

By Ben Hancock |

The Department of Justice on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a landmark appeals court decision handed down last summer in favor of Microsoft Corp. that put company data stored overseas mostly out of reach of U.S. law enforcement.

Qualcomm Headquarters in San Diego, CA.

Apple, Brandishing SCOTUS Decision, Accuses Qualcomm of ‘Double-Dipping’

By Scott Graham |

Things already looked bleak for Qualcomm as the FTC, Apple and consumers took aim with antitrust cases. Then the U.S. Supreme Court made it much, much worse.


9th Circuit 'Dancing Baby' Decision Will Stand

By Scott Graham |

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case that challenged the bar for YouTube and other platforms to remove allegedly infringing content under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.


Lyft, Uber Tell Agency to Stop Thinking About Driver Fingerprints

By Cheryl Miller |

Lawyers for ride-hailing companies Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. subsidiary Rasier-CA are urging a state agency not to adopt a driver-fingerprint requirement because the California Legislature has not mandated the practice.

U.S. Labor Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Zenefits, Resolving Overtime Claims, Pays $3.4M to Misclassified Employees

By Cheryl Miller |

Human resources startup Zenefits will pay $3.4 million to 743 current and former employees the company misclassified as exempt from overtime and minimum wage rules, the U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday.

Judge Says Uber Must Hand Over Driver Info to SF Tax Authorities

By Ross Todd |

Uber Technologies Inc. lost out in its bid to beat back a request for information about drivers who operate in San Francisco for more than seven days a year.

Ninth Circuit Green-Lights Writer's Suit Over 'The Purge'

By Ross Todd |

The appellate court upheld a ruling finding that a writer could continue to pursue his claim that he was never paid for a script that allegedly spawned the action-horror franchise.

3 Ways Antitrust Law Could Collide With Big Data

By Ben Hancock |

Greater tech industry consolidation could lead to cases that test the bounds of traditional competition law.


How High Is Too High? Crunching Marijuana Taxes

By Cheryl Miller |

How high should marijuana tax rates be? That's a question more and more states are grappling with as they extend approval for medical marijuana use to adult recreational consumption. A consultant who worked on California's rate explains the "Goldilocks standard."